Korean J Infect Dis.  1998 Jun;30(3):294-299.

A Case of Gastroenteritis due to Vibrio fluvialis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Sae Gang General Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Clinical Pathology, Sae Gang General Hospital, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

V. fluvialis is a gram-negative, oxidase-producing, halophilic bacterium. It is normally found in coastal waters and seafoods. There have been a few reports on Vibrio fluvialis gastroenteritis in other countries, whereas there has been no previous report of V. fluvialis infections in Korea. Reports from other countries showed that V. fluvialis was isolated mostly from infants and children. We experienced a rare case of gastroenteritis due to V. fluvialis in a 55-year-old man with liver cirrhosis who ate an ark shell. He was admitted due to mild abdominal pain and severe watery diarrhea followed by rapidly progressive dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and hepatorenal syndrome for a week. This patient was not improved by intensive care and antibiotic therapy.

Keyword

Vibrio fluvialis; Gastroenteritis

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Arcidae
Child
Dehydration
Diarrhea
Gastroenteritis*
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Humans
Infant
Critical Care
Korea
Liver Cirrhosis
Middle Aged
Seafood
Vibrio*
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